Tuesday, March 4, 2014

One Little Match by Thomas S. Monson, LDS Blog Tour

Book Description: 
Thomas S. Monson loved spending summers at his family's cabin in Utah's Vivian Park. One summer day, he and his best friend, Danny, decided to clear a field so they could gather with their friends and have a campfire that night. The tall, stubborn weeds would not pull out easily. So Tommy had the idea to burn them up instead.
He knew he shouldn't use matches without permission from his parents. But he ignored the feeling that warned him of the danger and raided the matchbox in the cabin. Back in the field, he lit one little match and prepared to set the parched June grass ablaze...
Readers of all ages will resonate with this wonderful true story that demonstrates the blessings of obedience and "the dangers that can come from something as small as one little match."

About the Author: 
Thomas S. Monson was set apart as the sixteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 2008. He was called to the Quorum of the Twelve in 1963 and served for twenty-two years in the First Presidency. His ministry has been characterized by his compassion for the needs of individuals and his gift for one-on-one service.

My Review:

One Little Match is beautifully illustrated and shares the story that President Monson gave during General Conference about his summer at his family's cabin when he was eight.  The story is the perfect length for children and makes a wonderful family home evening lesson!  It shows the importance of being obedient and following the rules your parents have given you.  It is a wonderful story that demonstrates to children how rules and commandments keep us safe.  And how one small decision can have a huge consequence, no matter how well the intent was.  Kids big and small and adults of all ages will love President Monson's One Little Match!

You can pick up your own copy via Deseret Book.

Happy Reading!!!

Source:  Publisher for review

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